In the context of meditation practice, meditators can experience a state of "pure awareness" or "pure consciousness", in which they perceive consciousness itself. This state can be experienced in various ways, but evidently incorporates specific sensations as well as non-specific accompanying perceptions, feelings, and thoughts.
In the United States, climate change is controversial, which makes communicating about the subject a tricky proposition. A recent study by Portland State researchers Brianne Suldovsky, assistant professor of communication, and Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez, assistant professor of statistics, explored how liberals and conservatives in Oregon think about climate science to get a better sense for what communication strategies might be most effective at reaching people with different political ideologies.
A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital takes a new approach to mapping spirituality and religiosity and finds that spiritual acceptance can be localized to a specific brain circuit.
Melkior Ornik, professor in the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, analyzed the same datasets from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that were used in a research paper that refutes the number of Holocaust victims from a concentration camp in Croatia. Ornik's rebuttal paper, debunking the researchers' findings, is published in the same journal, IEEE Access.
A new study from researchers at the University of Toronto found that 63% of Canadians with migraine headaches are able to flourish, despite the painful condition.
MU study finds link between forgiveness, congregational support and neuroimmune biomarkers.
New research from WVU sociologists suggests that the Amish population saw "excess deaths" in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers theorize distrust in preventative medicine and history of religious persecution played a role in the death spike.
How much do traditional practices contribute to the protection of local biodiversity? Why and how are sacred groves locally valued and protected, and how can this be promoted and harnessed for environmental protection? Working together with the University of Kurdistan, researchers of the University of Göttingen and the University of Kassel have examined the backgrounds of this form of local environmental protection in Baneh County, Iran.
"Boomers" and "millennials" who go to church are more likely to trust their neighbours and donate to charity, according to a new study.
International survey by Cluster of Excellence reveals division of European societies into two entrenched camps of substantial size. In Germany, one third hold opposing positions on national belonging, threat, disadvantage. 'Politics should not take one side: positions should be traced back to their respective functional core, compromises sought, polarization stopped.' Most comprehensive survey on identity conflicts in Europe to date.